The contemporary Belair Residence by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects is set on a two-acre plateau in Belair, California, where vistas of Westwood, the Pacific and the Canyon have inspired this home of indoor and outdoor luxury living. Set 60 ft. below the access road, this modern home incorporates the various layers of the landscape within its courtyard, terraces and lawns. An inverted cone creates a contemporary focal point and highlights the home’s sculptural presence. The main volume of this lavish home occupies the north, south and west of the site, virtually enclosing the kitchen, breakfast room and dining room in glass. The main floor also houses the staff quarters, while three children’s bedrooms and a games room occur on the second level. The top level accommodates a little piece of heaven – a private guest suite and a massage room. The site’s eastern end features a sauna building and guest house overlooking the pool and a terrace. Interiors are minimalist, mirroring the white-and-wood facade and the home’s geometric elements. Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.